February 2, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 38

Stories from the February 2, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Alyssa Rosenthal: Laptop use causes a distraction in class

The sea of flickering screens and glowing apples in lecture halls post figurative neon signs on every student’s forehead that read: “I’m not listening.” The lack of attention is visible to my professors, and the upset looks on their faces show they understand they’ve lost student focus in favor of the freshest news on Beyoncé’s […]

Alumnus sets sights on Nevada congressional seat

Correction appended Alumnus Chris Edwards is looking for a ticket back to D.C. this fall. Edwards, who earned a master’s in public administration from GW in 1996, entered the Republican primary race in January for a seat to represent Nevada’s 1st Congressional District, which spans most of Las Vegas, in the House of Representatives. The […]

Center dismissed from women’s basketball team

Sophomore Erica Chandler is no longer playing for the women’s basketball team, an athletics communications spokesperson said Wednesday. Chandler never took the court with the Colonials this season, and even missed practices after being “indefinitely suspended for a violation of team rules,” head coach Mike Bozeman said Oct. 29. She was still listed on the […]

UPD officers report radio breakdowns

The handheld radios used by University Police Department officers to communicate cross-campus have been dysfunctional to the point of uselessness for at least a year, six officers told The Hatchet this week – a claim their top leader denies. The officers said the devices, used to alert dispatchers and supervisors or call for backup, are […]

Swelling enrollment pressures admissions

Admissions to the University’s graduate and undergraduate programs may soon feel the crunch of a city-imposed population limit, a top administrator said. The University will need to carefully evaluate new and existing programs as enrollment hovers close to its full-time student cap on the Foggy Bottom campus, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Forrest Maltzman […]

Student Association Senate finance chair first to bid for presidential post

The leader of the Student Association’s Finance Committee officially launched his presidential bid Thursday, becoming the first candidate to publicly seek the top post. Sen. John Bennett, U-At Large, said the top focus of his campaign is to lay claim to student space as the University reshuffles offices across campus this summer. As departments such […]

Administrators notice rise in Vern popularity

As four years of major Mount Vernon Campus construction projects reach an end with the official opening of Ames Hall Friday, University officials report climbing student traffic on the satellite campus. While some student groups are still not convinced by the Vern’s ability to hook Foggy Bottom dwellers, Jeff Llewellyn, first-year director of the Center […]